Racial Disparities in Mental Health: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
Interpretation & Summary
Think about your answers to the application questions before you click through to the interpretation guide for help in answering them.
What percent of people said that they hardly ever felt sad and how many people was that?
Did there appear to be a relationship between race and depression based on the crosstabulation? What percent of Whites report feeling sad very or fairly often? What percent of Blacks do? What about never feeling sad?
Can you think of other factors that might confound the relationship between race and feelings of depression?
How would you interpret the outcome regression with race as an independent variable and depression as the dependent? How would you compare the regression results to the results of the crosstabulation you conducted?
What about the results for the regression with controls? How would you interpret the coefficient on race? How has the coefficient changed compared to the previous model without control variables? How would you interpret the coefficients on the other variables in the model? What can you say about the relationship between race and depression overall based on these models?
CITATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Racial Disparities in Mental Health: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16. Doi:10.3886/racementalhealth
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